UPDATES WITH NUMBER OF 3RD DOSES
By Enes Kaplan, Ahmet Sertan Usul
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey administered more than 5.34 million COVID-19 vaccine doses over the past week, according to official figures released on Sunday.
The country has so far administered over 52.62 million doses since it launched a mass vaccination campaign in January, according to the Health Ministry.
More than 35.88 million people have received their first doses, while over 15.66 million have been fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the number of people who have received their third COVID-19 vaccine doses crossed 1 million as of Sunday.
People above the age of 50 as well as health care staff across Turkey are able to make appointments to receive their third COVID-19 vaccine dose.
Amid a nationwide fall in virus cases and an expedited inoculation drive, Turkey has entered a new normalization phase, lifting almost all virus-related restrictions.
But seeking to limit the spread of the virus' Delta variant, it has suspended flights from Bangladesh, Brazil, South Africa, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, passengers from the UK, Iran, Egypt, and Singapore are required to have a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the last 72 hours.